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Award-winning Director Biodun Stephen takes the reins for “Aso Ebi Diaries”produced by Lady Laide Films in Lagos, Nigeria

LAGOS, NIGERIA – Lady Laide Films is thrilled to announce the commencement of shooting for its latest project, “Aso Ebi Diaries,” in the vibrant city of Lagos, Nigeria. With leadership from renowned director Biodun Stephen, whose creative talents have earned global recognition, the film promises to captivate audiences with its compelling narrative and stellar cast. […]

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Verge Partners

Meta, Pulse NG unveil ‘Creators of Tomorrow’ campaign in Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria; March 13, 2024 – Meta and Pulse Nigeria have announced the launch of ‘Creators of Tomorrow,’ a first-of-its-kind campaign that spotlights five emerging creators in Nigeria who are turning what they love into what they do and sparking a new wave of creativity/community on Instagram. The spotlighted creators represent various creative industries, including lifestyle, […]

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Crypto

Binance Top Crypto Crime Investigator and Ex-US Agent Identified as One of Two Detained in Nigeria

Tigran Gambaryan, a former US federal agent and American citizen, alongside Nadeem Anjarwalla, a Binance executive, have been identified as the individuals detained by Nigerian authorities since February 26, as reported by Wired. This detention follows their arrival in Nigeria to address the government’s concerns regarding cryptocurrency exchanges after telecom companies were directed to block […]

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Business

Jumia Navigates Challenges – Staff Layoffs, Exit from Food Delivery, and Q4 2023 Results

Jumia, one of Africa’s leading e-commerce platforms, made headlines in January 2024 as it laid off employees across various African markets, including Kenya, just a month after exiting its food delivery business, Jumia Food. The company, facing the harsh reality of the food delivery market’s sustainability, opted for significant organizational adjustments to optimize capital and […]

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Tech

Registration now open for NITDA Co-Create West Africa Tech Exhibition

The Gage Company, in tandem with the esteemed National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), proudly presents the upcoming NITDA Co-Create West Africa Tech Exhibition, set to hold on February 28th and 29th, 2024, at the illustrious Eko Hotel and Suites. The event promises to be like no other. Fuelled by collaborative efforts across government, technology, […]

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Tech

Flutterwave Invests $3 Million in PiggyVest’s Parent Company, PiggyTech

In a recent development, Flutterwave, Africa’s leading startup, has invested $3 million in PiggyTech, the parent company of PiggyVest, a Nigerian fintech known for making saving trendy since mid-2023. The investment deal is structured as a SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity), reflecting Flutterwave’s commitment to receiving equity in a future funding round. PiggyVest did […]

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Business

Bolaji Agbede Named Access Holding Interim CEO Following Tragic Incident

Access Corporation, the parent company of Access Bank, Nigeria’s largest bank by assets, has appointed Bolaji Agbede as interim CEO, just two days after the tragic death of Herbert Wigwe, the founding Group CEO. The announcement was made by Access Holdings on Tuesday morning, with Abubakar Jimoh, the chairman of Access Holdings, stating that Agbede’s […]

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Verge Partners

Moniepoint, Data Protection Commission urge young people to use personal data responsibly

With about 65% of Nigeria’s population under 30 years old, the need to raise awareness of data protection rights and responsibilities especially among young people has been brought to the fore. The focus on this huge youth demographic follows from its ability to serve as a great incentive to boost Nigeria’s productivity credentials and the […]

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Startups

Kenya’s Ilara Health Raises $4.2M to Expand Clinic-Support Services and Improve Healthcare Access

Kenyan health tech startup, Ilara Health, has secured $4.2 million in debt-equity funding in a pre-Series A round led by DOB Equity, with participation from the Philips Foundation and existing investors. The funds will be utilized to scale operations within Kenya, aiming to enhance healthcare access through a B2B health and occupational service. Ilara Health, […]

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Business

Access Bank Mourns the Tragic Loss of CEO Herbert Wigwe in Helicopter Crash

Access Bank, a prominent financial institution in Nigeria, is grappling with the devastating news of the untimely death of its founding Group CEO, Herbert Wigwe, along with his wife, son, and three other passengers, including the chairman of the Nigerian Exchange, Abimbola Ogunbanjo. The tragic incident occurred in a plane crash involving a Eurocopter EC130, […]

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